I love moon pies. Always have. I know, I know...it's kind of redneck to like'em but I still like'em. In case you don't come from a privileged background and have never had a moon pie, I feel for you. If you don't know what they are, I shake my head with sorrow and disbelief.
They can best be describe as a sweet sugar delight that contains two crusty cookie like materials that sandwiches a marshmallow like material coated with a dried icing like material. The icing like material comes in different flavors like, chocolate, vanilla, etc. My favorite of course is vanilla.Since I have regained my avid running bug, I have watched what I have been eating. Therefore, I honestly cannot remember when the last time I had a Vanilla moon pie. Today that streak was broken.
When I looked at the calorie content I was shocked to find this culinary delight to have 300 calories. My Subway sandwich I had at lunch barely had 300 calories. Then I realized, 300 calories is nearly the amount of calories per hour you are trying to replenish the body during either a really long run or an ultra marathon. This may be the perfect ultra marathon food. Small, easy to carry, cheap, and of course 300 calories. I will tell you this weekend. I may now start referring to long runs as to how many moon pies consumed. My friend: "How far did you run Saturday morning?" Me: "I don't know, but it was a 6 moon pie run!"
Now we're talking.